debt

  • November 25, 2008

    The Government’s Pre-Budget Report announced some measures which will help those hit hardest by the economic crisis. But more needs to be done, says the campaigning group Church Action on Poverty (CAP).

  • November 19, 2008
  • October 24, 2008

    People in the poorest countries are being forced into poverty by having to repay hundreds of millions of dollars of illegitimate loans from wealthy Western countries to greedy dictators, an international conference has heard.

  • October 12, 2008

    The current global financial crisis is a spiritual one with usury at its heart, argues political economist Ann Pettifor. In spite of the Gospel message, Christians have also colluded in idolising wealth above people and planet.

  • June 3, 2008

    As the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation meets to discuss the food crisis in Rome today, debt campaigners have issued a call for a moratorium on debt repayments from afflicted countries.

  • May 7, 2008

    CELEBRATE ten years since the Birmingham human chain
    DISCOVER the impact of debt cancellation so far
    DEMAND a lasting solution to the debt crisis

  • April 14, 2008

    Campaigners calling for the cancellation of poor country debts have begun a 36-day rolling fast, ahead of the tenth anniversary of the Drop the Debt campaign in May. They are demanding debt cancellation for 36 poor countries which still desperately need it - ten years after the G8 promised to drop the debt.

  • March 10, 2008

    The Church of England is launching a user-friendly online resource for working out a household spending budget, emphasising that Christian faith encourages a philosophy of "enough", rather than seeking consolation by over spending.

  • February 27, 2008
  • January 17, 2008

    In a move that is designed as a challenge to "consumerism as usual" and a reminder of the dominance of money in our lives, the Methodist Church in Britain has launched an alternative Credit Card containing a "buy less" message.